In the wake of #MeToo movement, many women from Bollywood and outside came forward and narrated their horrifying stories of harassment, assault, and even rape. Filmmaker Sajid Khan was accused of sexual harassment by actress Saloni Chopra after which many women came out with similar claims against him. The latest actress to talk about her unpleasant experience with Sajid is Aahana Kumra. Also Read - German State Finance Minister Commits Suicide Amid Fears of Financial Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic
In an interview to a leading daily, the Lipstick Under My Burkha actress stated that once she went to Sajid’s house for a meeting and he asked her if she would have sex with a dog for Rs 100 crore. Aahana went on to reveal that Sajid tried to tell her that she is too vocal and is not a mainstream actress material. Also Read - Coronavirus: Total Positive Cases Climb to 1024, Death Toll Reaches 27, State Borders Sealed | Top Points
Bombay Times quoted her saying, “I had a meeting with Sajid Khan about a year ago, knowing the fact that he is a shady guy. I met him and he did the same thing that Saloni (Chopra) has written about him. Same drill — you go to his house, you are escorted to his room which is pretty dark. He makes you watch what he’s watching. He did not make a pass at me, but he said that he wanted to get to know me. When I asked him why we can’t sit outside, he said his mother was sitting there so why trouble her. I asked him to switch on the lights of the room, which he did. You have to be assertive here. He wanted to chat with me. I told him my mom’s a police officer which I think made him behave. But he still asked me bizarre questions like, ‘Would you have sex with a dog if I gave you 100 crores’? He didn’t touch me. I guess he was trying to give me gyaan on how I need to be a dumbf*** or laugh at his sexist jokes, if I wanted to be a mainstream heroine in his films. He implied that I think too much and that I am too vocal about what I think. Hence, I am not mainstream actress material.” Also Read - Amid Lockdown, Centre Sets up 11 High-level Panels to Suggest Measures For Ramping up Healthcare, Economy
The actress also stated that Anirban Blah once met her at the lobby of a five-star hotel and told her to negotiate in the room. She added that she wasn’t feeling comfortable, so, she walked out.
On the professional front, the actress will be seen playing the role of Priyanka Gandhi in The Accidental Prime Minister.